Originally Posted by wurdnerd
It's a bit controversial, but some lowcarb gurus claim eating animal fats(saturated) instead of vegetable fats (mono/polyunsaturated) will raise HDL without affecting other lipid profiles. Read Dr Eades (Protein Power)and Mark Sisson (Primal).
Also read that niacin can increase levels.
I don't know, but I had a panel done about 3 weeks ago - my HDL was up to 89 from last year's 65. I have been eating Primal/Paleo (I slash it because I'm on and off dairy) for almost one year. I don't sit around chowing fat and lard, BUT I cook my eggs and some vegetables in bacon dripping (from nitrate free good quality bacon which I indulge in once a week or week and a half), I eat a fair amount of coconut oil (saute vegetables in it, occasionally put it in my coffee), eats lots of avocados, eggs (with yolk), olive oil, oh, and coconut milk.
I also take a fish oil supplement daily, but I've been doing that for a few years.
My doctor was very pleased and approves of how I'm eating. I must say, I was a little shocked myself.